Day 01: Delhi
Arrive at Delhi, our representative will come to welcome you and
you will eb transferred to Delhi Hotel. Have a pleasant night
stay at the Delhi Hotel.
Day 02: Delhi sightseeing
Have your morning
breakfast and then you will proceed to sightseeing of old Delhi
as well as New Delhi.
Old Delhi: Sightseeing of Old Delhi comprises of visiting
to Raj Ghat which is the memorial site of the father of Nation
that is Mahatma Gandhi where he was cremated, Red Fort which is
one of the magnificent fort and palace of Mughal Empire and Jama
Masjid which sit he largest Mosque of India.
New Delhi: Sightseeing tour of New Delhi will include
visiting Humayun's Tomb, Qutub Minar, India Gate, Parliament
House, Rajpath, etc.
After Delhi sightseeing, have a pleasant stay at the Delhi
Day 03 : Delhi - Mandawa
After breakfast drive to Mandawa and check-in at the hotel. In
the heart of the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan lies the
beautiful small town Mandawa, known throughout the state for its
forts and havelis. The structures of this place reminds one of
the cultural and social hotspot this place used to be in the
bygone era. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 04 : Mandawa - Bikaner
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing.
Mandawa provides the visitors with a sense of discovery at every
turn; battlements that offer spectacular views of the town
below, a whimsical peacock weather van, and an arched window
that overlooks the verdant garden visited by peacocks. Most
importantly, the fact that no two rooms are alike in the palace
here. In the zenana or women's quarters, one room offers antique
murals, another has a marble fountain, and the turret room
boasts of walls that are seven feet thick.
Founded in the 18th century, the medieval fort of Mandawa
dominates the town with a painted arched gateway adorned with
Lord Krishna and his cows. The Chokhani and Ladia havelis and
the street with Saraf havelis are some of the splendid examples
of this region's havelis.
Afternoon drive to Bikaner and check-in at the hotel. Bikaner,
the northern most point on the triangle of desert cities, was
founded in 1488 AD. by Rao Bikaji, a descendant of the founder
of Jodhpur, Rao Jodha. Like Jaisalmer, in the south, it was,
once, an important trade centre. The old city is bolstered, by 7
km long imposing walls, with 5 entrance gates, built in the 18th
century. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 05 : Bikaner - Jaisalmer
After breakfast visit the Junagarh Fort, it has
several palaces, among them are Karan Mahal, Anup Mahal, Badal
Mahal are prominent. Lalgarh Palace is carved out of red sand
stone, and of late has been converted into a Heritage Hotel.
Afternoon drive to Jaisalmer and check-in at the hotel.
Jaisalmer, One of Rajasthan's most alluring cities, Jaisalmer,
deep in the heart of Thar Desert , abounds in ancient palaces,
temples and quaint settlements. As the sun sets, the sandstone
buildings emit a lustrous glow, that make Jaisalmer the " Golden
City ". Founded by Rawal Jaisal in 1156 A.D., the remote
location of Jaisalmer, kept it almost untouched by outside
influences, even during the days of the British Raj. Overnight
at the hotel.
Day 06 : Jaisalmer - Jodhpur
After breakfast check out hotel and sightseeing See the Citadel,
the fort built by Rawal Jaisal and where a fourth of the
population lives; Jain Temple of the 12th to 15th centuries
Patwon ki Haveli, a five stirey mansion with carved pillars and
murals: Salim Singh and Nathmalji ki Haveli.
After lunch drive to
Jodhpur and check-in at the hotel. Jodhpur, Nestling within the
depths of the Thar Desert, is the stronghold of the Rathore clan
- Jodhpur , once the capital of the former princely state of
Marwar, the second largest city of Rajasthan , after Jaipur .
The town was once known as Marwar, which means ' Land of Death
', probably, referring to the harsh desert climate. It is an
island of marble palaces, cordoned off from the desert by an
immense wall, with eight gates facing different directions.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 07 : Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Udaipur
check out hotel and visit the Mehrangarh Fort, including
Moti-Mahal and Phool Mahal also visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing
Marble Memorium built in 1899 and museum located in the Umaid
After drive to
Udaipur enroute visting Ranakpur Jain Temples. Jain Temples
of Ranakpur built in the 15th century are situated in the lovely
valley of the Aravali. Its surrounding is quiet and picturesque.
Ranakpur has grand structures and beautiful sculpture. There are
1444 pillars in the temple and none of them are similar. The
magic of light and shade is really awe inspiring. Surya Temple
and other Jain Temple are side attractions.
On arrival in Udaipur check-in at the hotel. Udaipur, There is
no place in India which appeals more to the imagination of poets
and painters, travellers and writers, than Udaipur, the lovely
lake side capital of Mewar. The city's inherent romance and
beauty, and its remarkable past, bristling with episodes of
heroism and splendour, continue to enthrall the visitor. Udaipur
, the City of Dawn , looms up like a vision in white. Surrounded
by hills and mountains, and set on the edge of three lakes,
which give on to a fertile plain, it is bewitching in all its
details - narrow streets lined by vivid coloured stalls,
gardens, temples and palaces - every feature mirrored in the
placid blue waters of lake Pichhola . Overnight at the hotel.
Day 08 : Udipur
After breakfast proceed for half day sightseeing of Udaipur
visiting the city Palace Jagdish Temple, drive around Fatehsagar
Lake , Sahelion Ki Bari (Queen resort for her friends) and
Bhatiya Lok Kala Mandir (folk art Museum).
Late afternoon Boat cruise on Pichola Lake 4 km long and 3 km
broad surrounded by splendid hills palaces, temples bathing
ghats and embankments. Visit the island palace Jag Niwas which
is beautifully set in the Lake. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 09 : Udaipur - Pushkar
After breakfast drive to Pushkar and check-in at the hotel.
Despite having a distinct touristy flavour these days, Pushkar
is still a bewitching little town. It is right on the edge of
the desert and is only 11 kms from Ajmer but separated from it
by Nag Pahar, the Snake mountain. This traveller-friendly town
clings to the side of the small Pushkar Lake with its many
bathing ghats and temples. For Hindus, Pushkar is a very
important pilgrimage centre and you'll see plenty of sadhus.
A large accumulation of travel attractions, Pushkar is famous
for its picturesque sites as well as more than 400 temples. The
most important of the temples is the Brahma Temple (only temple
of Lord Brahma, the creator, in the world). Other important
temples are Savitri Temple, Mahadeva Temple, Rangji Temple, and
Varaha Temple. Pushkar Lake is the site of annual holy bath on
Kartik Purnima. Pushkar Bazaar is famous for its high range of
handicrafts. Another important attraction in the city is Man
Mahal built by Raja Man Singh of Amber. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 10 : Pushkar - Jaipur
After breakfast drive to Jaipur and check-in
at the hotel. The city capital in the tone of an autumnal sunset
intersperses the play of red and pink with white borders and
motifs, outlining the artichectural highlights of Jaipur’s
buildings. Jaipur has blush pink eversince 1727 when Maharaja
Swai Jai Singh II had it built. It is the only city in the world
symbolizing the 9 divisions of the universe through Nine
rectangular sectors sub-dividing it. The palaces and forts of
yesteryears that were witness to royal processions and
splendours are now living mouments accepted naturally into the
lifestyles of the people of the pink city. Overnight at the
Day 11 : Jaipur
After breakfast half day excursion to Amer Fort - At a short
distance of 11 kms. from Jaipur, the Amer Fort complex stands
amidst wooded hills overlooking the Delhi-Jaipur highway, with
its forbidding ramparts reflected in the still waters of the
Maota Lake below.
One of the finest examples of Rajput architecture, it was the
ancient capital of the Kachhawah rulers. The original palace was
built by Raja Man Singh and additions were made later by Sawai
Within the palace are the Diwan-e-Aam or the "Hall of Public
Audience", the Diwan-e-Khas or the "Hall of Private Audience"
and the Sukh Niws where a cool breeze blows across channels of
water for the purpose of air-conditioning.
Here are the private chambers of the queens with windows having
latticed screens so that the ladies could watch the proceedings
of the royal court in privacy. There is also the Jai Mandir or
the "Temple of Victory", with its famed Sheesh Mahal, the
scintillating "Hall of Mirrors".
After lunch sightseeing tour of Jaipur city visiting City
Palace, Hawa Mahal and Jantar Mantar (Observatory). The City
Palace is now converted into a museum, except a
portion that is still used by the royal family of Jaipur. Built
in the fortified campus style, the palace covers almost
one-seventh part of the city. One of the major attractions in
the museum is the portion that is devoted to the arms and
ammunition used by the royal family in the past. Other important
attractions are the Textile and Costume Museum, Art Gallery,
Chandra Mahal, Mubarak Mahal, and Diwan-i-Khas and Diwan-i-Am.
Drive past Hawa Mahal - Strange though it may seem, this most
famous landmark of Jaipur is not actually a palace but a series
of sandstone screens. This pink structure was constructed so
that the ladies of the palace could watch the royal processions
without being seen by any outsider. This sandstone edifice was
named Palace of Winds after the many brass wind vanes that
adorned it until 1960s. Also visit Observatory. Overnight at the
Day 12 : Jaipur -
(Abhanari - Chand Bobri)
After breakfast drive to Agra enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri.
Fatehpur Sikri (40 Kms) built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and
abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. See the
graceful building including the Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim
Chisti, Panch Mahal and other Palace. On arrival in Agra
check-in at hotel.
Attracting the maximum number of tourist is the city of Taj
Mahal, Agra. The over 300 hundred year old white marble Taj is
the main drawing factor and various monuments and historical
sites dating back to the Mughal period. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 13 . AGRA –
DELHI BY SURFACE (204 KMS)
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing visiting Taj Mahal– Taj
Mahal - One of the most photographed tourist attractions in the
world, Taj Mahal is the attraction that
pulls the tourists from all over the world. The Taj Mahal is
entirely made of white marble and its walls are decorated with
exquisite pietra dura (stone inlay) work. It is said that
different types of precious and semi-precious stones were used
in the intricate inlay work done on the interiors. This
magnificent monument is set around a Charbagh or 'four garden'
plan, which is split by watercourses-a reflection of the Persian
style. ( Taj Mahal remains Closed on Friday)
Agra Fort, built by Emperor Akbar on the west bank of the
river Yamuna and beautified with palaces and gardens by Jehangir,
Agra Fort today dominates the center of the city. The
crescent-shaped fort with its 20-metre high, 2.4-km outer walls
contains a maze of buildings that form a small city within a
city. One can enter the fort only through the Amar Singh Gate.
The public access is limited to the southern part of the fort
which includes nearly all the buildings of tourist interest. The
Diwan-i-Aam (hall of public audience) and Diwan-i-Khas (hall of
private audience) were built by Shahjahan for receiving
Jehangir's Palace, built by Akbar was the largest private
residence in the fort. Close to Diwan-i-Khas, stands an
octagonal tower known as Musamman Burj. It was here that
Shahjahan breathed his last after seven years of imprisonment.
Other places to see within the fort include the Khas Mahal,
Sheesh Mahal (the mirror palace) and the Anguri Bagh (the Grape
Garden). Overnight at the hotel.
Optional - Day 13 : Agra - Garh Ganga, Rural Village
drive to Garh Ganga , Standing on a high cliff
on the right bank of the Ganga a short distance from its
junction with the Burhganga, the town lies in Lat. 280 47' North
and Long. 780 6' East, 65 kms. east of the district head quarter
and 32 kms east of Hapur. About 2 kms west of the town the
metalled road coming from Meerut meets the national highway
which comes from Delhi via Hapur (and goes on to Moradabad
crossing the Ganga at Garhmukteshwar by means of the bridge
built in 1961). There is a railway station at Garhmukteshwar on
the Delhi-Moradabad line of the Northern Railway. After
sightseeing stay at Rural Village
Day 14 . Depart Delhi
In time transfer to Airport / Railway station to connect flight
/ train for onward destination.